Michał Pleban wrote: >> The Commodore 65 is essentially emulating the Commodore 64 in hardware. > Not very reliably though. VIC-II hacks don't work, for example. It's > nowhere near the level of emulation you get with the C128. Hm, this is the second time this week someone refers to that the C128 emulates a C64. First time I defended as the C128 has a 6510 binary compatible CPU, a possibly a tad enhanced VIC-II and a SID chip, so it simply switches to a different operating system (C64) instead of C128 or CP/M, rather than emulation. Though when it appears on a highly knowledgable list like cbm-hackers, I'm starting to wonder. Should the C64 mode on the C128 be considered emulated, just because a few C64 applications may not operate properly? I know about the CP/M cartridge story and have a faint memory of reading about some other C64 programs that won't run on the C128 in C64 mode, but then again I don't know if those programs otherwise run great on every regular C64, C64C, C64G etc model, not to mention the SX-64, Educator 64 or slightly more distant siblings like the MAX Machine. Whether or not the C65 has supposedly compatible custom chips or to a higher degree takes to the emulation concept when running C64 software, I have no idea about. However with projects like the MEGA 65, I wonder if this really is the ultimate 8-bit computer Commodore may have conceived, or if the reproduction is mostly due to hype. With a very small software base available, it will almost be like developing for a brand new spec if what I suppose is intended to be a C65 compatible mode on the MEGA works out, in particular as the original C65 came in several revisions that inbetween may not be fully compatible. Best regards Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-02-17 13:02:28
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